To date, 18 states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational usage of cannabis to some extent and 36 states have legalized medicinal usage in some form. Yet the industry remains largely cash-only, leading to many public safety concerns for counties in these states. The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act being considered by Congress would provide access to vital banking services such as checking accounts and loans for cannabis-related legitimate businesses. Hear from Capitol Hill, industry and county experts on the potential impacts of the SAFE Banking Act for counties.
Executive Director, Gulf Research Program, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Senior Vice President, Office of Strategic Engagement, American Bankers Association
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-Colo. 7th District)
Attorney General, District of Columbia